|Birth name||Edith Gormezano|
|Born||August 16, 1931|
|Origin||Bronx, New York City, U.S.|
|Genre(s)||Big band, Swing, pop standards|
|Years active||1955 - Present|
Eydie Gorme, Alternative spelling Eydie Gormé (born Edith Gormezano; August 16, 1931) is an American singer credited heavily, along with husband Steve Lawrence, with helping to keep the classic Traditional pop music repertoire alive and well. Events 1384 - The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other A big band is a type of Musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of Jazz music that developed in the early 1930s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes in general Western (and particularly American popular music that either wholly predates the advent of An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Events 1384 - The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the SUP YALL This is about the singer/actor For other uses see Steve Lawrence (disambiguation. Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes in general Western (and particularly American popular music that either wholly predates the advent of She still continues to entertain and tour with husband Steve.
Throughout her long career she has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Grammy Award, and an Emmy Award. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The couple's striking union of broad ballads and breezy swing has combined with the endurance of their marriage and their comic facility to make them American institutions---even though neither of the couple, as separate performers or together, has put a single into the American Top 40 since 1963. A ballad is a Poem usually set to Music; thus it often is a story told in a Song. Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of Jazz music that developed in the early 1930s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United
Gormé was born Edith Gormezano in Bronx, New York, the daughter of Fortune and Nessim Gormezano, who was a tailor. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous  Her parents were Sephardic Jewish immigrants, her father from Sicily and her mother from Turkey. Sephardi Jews ( Hebrew: ספרדי, Standard Səfardi Tiberian Səp̄arədî; plural PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Sicily ( Italian and Sicilian: Sicilia) is an autonomous region of Italy. Turkey (Türkiye known officially as the Republic of Turkey ( is a Eurasian Country that stretches  She graduated from William Howard Taft high school in 1946 (legendary film director Stanley Kubrick attended the school at the same time), and worked for the United Nations as a translator, using her fluency in the Spanish language. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security
She made her recording debut in 1950 with Tommy Tucker Orchestra and Don Brown and a second recording which featured Dick Noel. MGM issued these two recordings on 78rpm vinyl.
A: Powder And Paint Original Issue: On 78 rpm vinyl only on MGM 10758
A: Cherry Stones Original Issue: On 78 rpm vinyl only on MGM 10767
Big Band Years:
She also hired out as a singer, working in the big bands of former Glenn Miller singer Tex Beneke In 1951 Eydie made several radio transmission recordings that have been issued on vinyl LP and recently on CD, in 1952 Eydie Gormé went on to record solo and her first recordings were issued on the Coral label. Alton Glenn Miller ( March 1 1904 &ndash presumably December 15 1944) was an American Jazz musician and Tex Beneke (b Gordon Lee Beneke February 12, 1914, Fort Worth, Texas - May 30, 2000, Costa Mesa, California was an American
She caught both her big break and her life partner when she and singer Steve Lawrence were booked to the original The Tonight Show, then hosted by Steve Allen. SUP YALL This is about the singer/actor For other uses see Steve Lawrence (disambiguation. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as appropriate --> The Tonight Show is a long-running Steve Allen, born Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen ( December 26 1921 – October 30 2000) was an American Andy Williams was also a singer on the Tonight Show during this period. Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams (born December 3 1927 in Wall Lake Iowa) is an American pop singer
The couple were married in Las Vegas on December 29, 1957. Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally Events 1170 - Thomas Becket: Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) They had two sons, one of whom predeceased them. They became famous on stage for their banter, which usually involved tart yet affectionate and sometimes bawdy references to their married life, which remains a feature of their stage style even now. (A typical exchange: Lawrence---"Baby, you're the only thing I've invested in that's doubled. " Gormé---"Now you have to figure out how to make me split. ")
In 1995 Gorme and Lawrence were honored for their lifetime contribution to song by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music.
Gormé enjoyed a few hit singles on her own, none selling bigger than 1963's "Blame it on the Bossa Nova", which was also her final foray into the Top 40 pop charts. " Blame it on the Bossa Nova " is a 1963 hit song performed by Eydie Gormé. Still, she won a Grammy Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in 1967, for her version of "If He Walked Into My Life", from the stage musical Mame. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance is the latest in a series of awards recognizing superior vocal performance by a female in the pop category the first of which was MAME is an Emulator application designed to recreate the Hardware of Arcade game systems in Software, with the intent of preserving gaming Like her husband, Gormé has appeared on numerous television shows over the years, including The Carol Burnett Show and The Nanny. The Carol Burnett Show is a Sketch comedy Television show starring Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, The Nanny is an American Situation comedy co-produced by Sternin & Fraser Ink Inc She and Lawrence appeared together on Broadway in the unsuccessful musical Golden Rainbow, the gestation of which is covered in very unflattering detail in William Goldman's 1968 book The Season. This article is about the screenwriter/novelist For the mathematician see William Goldman (professor.
Gorme also gained unique crossover success in the Latin Music market through a series of albums she made in Spanish. Latin music, includes the music of all countries in Latin America (and the Caribbean) and comes in many varieties One album being her bestselling album: Eydie Gorme, Canta en Español (Sings in Spanish) with a trio of musicians called Los Panchos. Los Panchos (also Trío Los Panchos) is the name of an internationally known Musical trio. The second album is called Cuatro Vidas (Four Lives). The last album with Los Panchos is a Christmas collection titled Blanca Navidad.
As a duo with her husband, their show name was "Steve and Eydie". Steve and Eydie is the name of an American pop vocal duet consisting of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. In 1960, Steve and Eydie were awarded the Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group for their song "We Got Us. Steve and Eydie is the name of an American pop vocal duet consisting of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group was awarded from 1961 to 1968 " One of their best known duos was the 1979 Israeli song "Hallelujah," winner of the Eurovision song contest. They recorded it under the pseudonym Parker and Penny.
Since the 1970s, the couple has focused strictly on the American pop repertoire, recording several albums themed around individual American pop composers. As the 21st Century arrived, the normally indefatigable couple announced their plans to cut back on their touring, launching a "One More For The Road" tour in 2002.
In 2006, Gormé became a blogger, posting occasional messages on her official Web site.
Gormé and Lawrence had two sons, David, who is a composer, and Michael, who died unexpectedly of ventricular fibrillation resulting from an undiagnosed heart condition in 1986, at the age of 23.  Michael was a seeded tennis player at Cal State Northridge the time of his death, and apparently healthy despite a previous diagnosis of slight arrhythmia, which he was expected to grow out of. Dysrhythmia redirects here For the American band see Dysrhythmia (band. Gormé and Lawrence were in Atlanta at the time of his death, having performed at the Fox Theater the night before. Upon learning of the tragedy, Frank Sinatra sent his private plane to pick up the couple so that they could fly to New York to meet their other son, David, who was attending school at the time. Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor Following the death of Michael, the couple took a year off before touring again.
|Sample of "Too Close For Comfort" by Eydie Gormé|
|Performed in 1957|
|performed by Eydie Gormé in 1972|